Italian Meat Sauce

Old Italian Meat Sauce

Italian Meat Sauce

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds lean ground beef
  • 1 pound ground pork
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 onions, chopped
  • 1 clove garlic, crushed
  • 3 cups red wine
  • 2 pounds fresh mushrooms, sliced
  • 1/4 teaspoon dried rosemary
  • 4 tablespoons chopped fresh oregano
  • 1/4 teaspoon chopped fresh thyme
  • 3 (29 ounce) cans tomato sauce
  • 1 (6 ounce) can tomato paste
  • 2 tablespoons grated Parmesan cheese

Directions

  1. In a large skillet, brown beef and pork over medium heat until no longer pink; set aside.
  2. In a large skillet, warm olive oil over medium heat and saute onions and garlic until tender; add about 1/2 cup of wine; mix well.
  3. Add mushrooms, rosemary, oregano and thyme to skillet and add another 1/2 cup wine; saute until tender.
  4. Add browned meat, tomato sauce and tomato paste to mixture; simmer for 1 hour and add the remaining 2 cups of wine.
  5. Simmer sauce on low for 2 to 3 hours, stirring occasionally; serve.

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